Meet Katey Hawes, MS, PT, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, YACEP
I believe no relationship is more important than the one with your body. Self-care begins with body awareness, listening to the messages of your body, and responding in a caring and nurturing way. Self-care can also mean reaching out to others for guidance and support. My intention is to collaborate and support clients and patients by providing a spectrum of wellness services that promote healthy and aligned movement.
A consistent but varied movement routine, mindfully planned and implemented, is one of the best ways to ensure your health and well-being. I look forward to building a long-term relationship with you, understanding your unique strengths, challenges, wants, and needs, and collaborating with you to support your health and wellness!
Education & Training
I have been practicing as a physical therapist for the past 20+ years. I have a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, and a Bachelor of Science, in Physical Education / Sports Management from the State University of New York at Cortland College, Cortland, NY. I received my 200-hour Yoga Teacher certification from the Shala Institute of Yoga in Bridgton, ME, and my Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga Certification from Integrative Yoga Therapy. I am an experienced 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT500) and a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) through the International Association of Yoga Therapists. I studied Thai Yoga Bodywork and Advanced Thai Yoga Medical Massage with Shiva Shakti School of Yoga and Healing arts in Union, Maine, and the Thai Healing Arts Training Center in Westminster, Colorado. I have completed many different Rehabilitative and Therapeutic Pilates training over the years and am working towards my APPI Mat Work Certification in Rehabilitative Pilates.
As a Yoga Therapist, I recognize that there are many paths to healing and how addressing all levels of the being can benefit the individual. During Yoga Therapy sessions, I guide clients in observing sensations of the physical body, energy of the breath, and thought and emotional patterns that may be influencing the challenges that they are experiencing. Based on clients’ observations during this process, I offer Yogic techniques to promote balance, healing, and an increased sense of ease in mind, body, and spirit.
I teach various yoga practices, including gentle flow yoga, Yin Yoga, Sen Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Therapeutic Yoga. I strive to provide an environment where students feel safe and supported. I use in-depth knowledge of the physical body to observe students’ individual needs and to keep them safe while finding a balance between offering instruction and allowing students to feel and explore their postures independently. As a result of this guidance, my goal is to enable students to experience the many benefits of yoga at all levels of their being.
Pilates & Personal Training
As a Pilates and Movement teacher, I incorporate many years of training and experience to help clients understand their body’s movements and work towards their goals through a balance of alignment, strengthening, lengthening, and breath awareness. I am highly skilled at adapting exercises to individual needs so that clients can make progress injury and pain-free and maximize their life enjoyment.
Thai Yoga Massage
As a Thai practitioner, I incorporate my hands-on skills and understanding of pathology as I honor the lineage of Traditional Thai Medicine. Using the Thai Yoga Massage techniques of deep tissue compression along energetic lines (Sen Lines) and dynamic assisted stretching, I support clients in releasing excess tension, experiencing improved energy flow, and deepening their connection with their body. My training in Reusi Dat Ton – Thai Yoga – further deepens my understanding of the sen lines and the traditional movements that influence Thai Yoga Massage.